The Deputy Registrar (Academic Support Services), Mr. Emmanuel Dada Obafemi, has been named the new Registrar of the University of Ilorin. Fondly called “ED” by colleagues and friends, he takes over from the incumbent Registrar, Mrs. Olufolake O. Oyeyemi, whose tenure expires on April 28, 2013.
Mr. Obafemi’s appointment, which followed the recommendation of the Selection Board constituted to assess applicants for the position of Registrar, was one of the highlights of the decisions taken at the 136 th meeting of the University Council last Saturday (February 9, 2013).
The Registrar-designate, who joined the services of the University of Ilorinon September 28, 1981 as Assistant Registrar (Information), is a 1977 graduate of the University of Ibadan. Mr. Obafemi has served, at various times, as Senior Assistant Registrar and Principal Assistant Registrar in various units of the University. In 2006, he was promoted to the position of Deputy Registrar and he served in various units such as the Establishments Office, College of Health Sciences, Students Affairs Unit, Council Office and the Directorate of Academic Support Services.
As Registrar, Mr. Obafemi will be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for theday-to-day general administration of the University. He will also serve as Secretary to the University Council, the Senate, Convocation and Congregation of the University. Born in Kabba, Kogi State, on November 19, 1953, Mr. Obafemi had his primary education at St. Andrews Primary School, Kabba between 1959 and 1966 before proceeding to the popular Government College, Keffi (1967 – 1971).
The Registrar-designate also attended Abdul Azeez Attah Memorial College, Okene between 1972 and 1973 for his A’ Levels after which he gained admission to read History at the University of Ibadan between 1974 and 1977.
Mr. Obafemi also schooled at the National Institute of Public Information, Kaduna (1981), the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), Badagry (1995) and the Digital Bridge Institute, Abuja (2010) for different Professional Certificate programmes.
Fresh from his national youth service in 1978, Mr. Obafemi joined the services of the old Kwara State government and was posted to the Ministry of Information, Youths, Sports and Culture as Information Officer before joining the services of the University.
Mr. Obafemi is a member of the Association of Nigerian University Professional Administrators (ANUPA), the Chartered Institute of PersonnelManagement of Nigeria (CIPMN), the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), and Fellow of the Institute of Human and Natural Resources (IHNR).
An ardent lover of football refereeing, the Registrar-designate has won several laurels in the course of his career as a referee. For instance, in 1991, he won the Bournvita Award for the Best Football Referee in Nigeria.Other awards won by the affable administrator include the Oyo State Sports Writers Association of Nigeria’s (SWAN) Award for Outstanding Performance as a Football Referee (1997), the Special Merit Award for Dedication, Service, Honesty and Exemplary Commitment in the discharge of duties as Member of the Referees Placement Committee of the Nigerian Football League (NFL) (2007), Distinguished Ambassador of KwaraState Football Referees (2008), Distinguished Personality Award for Excellent Refereeing and Development of Refereeing by Kwara State All Stars Family (2010), and Unilorin Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) Award for the Uplift of Humanity and Empowerment of Human Dignity (2012).
The Registrar-designate, whose hobbies include reading and swimming, is married and blessed with six children.

SOURCE: The University Of Ilorin

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  1. Ifeoluwaseun Adeyemi says:

    That’s cool.

  2. Festusadewale says:

    Congrats to Mr EMmanuel Dada.i wish you best of Luck.Sir

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